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Dan Hodge, Ph.D


Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D is the Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies and Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University. As a speaker, writer, and activist, he has spoken on many college campuses including Stanford University, UCLA, USC, & Union Theological Seminary. Dan teaches classes around the world on subjects such as Black popular culture, personality & the self, Hip Hop discourse, and race/ ethnicity within religion.

Dr. Dan's two current books are Heaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), and The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010). He is currently working on a book titled The Hostile Gospel: Finding Religion In The Post Soul Theology of Hip Hop (Brill Academic late 2012). He has published in Youth Worker Journal, Missiology An International Review, Memphis Theological Seminary Journal and has several book chapters in various readers. Dan & his wife Emily are most proud of their 5 year old dancing daughter Mahalia Joy who is becoming versed in womanist theory!

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Posts by Dan Hodge, Ph.D:

  • Remembering The Hip Hop Saint

  • October 22nd, 2012
    Socio-Theological Insights from Tupac Amaru Shakur September 13, 1996, marks the death of rapper, activist, and Hip Hop saint Tupac Amaru Shakur, one of rap’s most famed and beloved rappers. Tupac presented many with [...]